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Open Windows Terminal as an administrator

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Windows Terminal Preview 1.15 is out with an updated settings UI design, a new “elevate” profile setting and a revamped text rendering engine,

Unlike the traditional console, Windows Terminal runs the various command lines in tabs, with each shell configured through its own profile.

In Windows Terminal, you can now configure the elevation of privileges for individual or all shells. However, some peculiarities await us.

The settings of a profile now include the option to start the shell in question with elevated privileges. By default, however, Windows Terminal opens all automatically set up profiles in the context of the currently logged in account.

Configure Terminal Profile as Administrator

To configure a shell for administrative requirements, you can use the function to duplicate existing profiles. To do this, open the settings and use the Add New Profile command.

Windows Terminal Add a new profile

In the following dialog, an existing profile can be selected to be copied, then click on Duplicate. The settings of this new profile open and you can change its name and activate the option Run this profile as administrator .

Windows Terminal Run this profile as an administrator

This new profile appears immediately after saving in the drop-down list and can be started directly here. As expected, the authentication dialog appears under an administrative account.

Terminal User Account Control Dialog

After successful login, the command line terminal does not open in a new tab, but in its own window. This is because the “elevated” terminal profile is started as a child process by Windows Terminal.

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